2022: Spring is Near

I’m so ready for spring. I live in the mid-west, and it doesn’t get as cold here as in some parts of the world, but I’m ready for warmer weather.

I took the dog for a walk yesterday in jeans and a long-sleeved tee shirt and enjoyed every minute. I want to be able to do that every day. I think the perfect temperatures would be between 60 – 90 degrees, sunshine and a light breeze. But there’s a problem with that. We have freezing temperatures and snow in the forecast this week.

If everything good is just given to you, do you appreciate it? If it was always sunny, the house was clean, there was money in the bank, and food on the table, would you appreciate it? I know I wouldn’t, and neither would most humans.

Life is a struggle for good reason. You don’t now what you have until it’s gone. Humans are a selfish bunch wanting only the good and easy. But we have been given a task—to make life what it is. Flip Wilson used to say, “what you see is what you get.” Or in this case, what you work for is what you get.

I noticed yesterday that the tips of my English Boxwood bushes were brown—nipped by the cold, dry air of winter. In the spring, I’ll have to clip those off so the bush will once more be green and lovely. I’ll have to work for what I get; the bushes can’t do that themselves.

I have more than one project on the computer and if I don’t get busy on them, they will never get finished. That is life. If I want those novels finished, I have to bring them to life.

What project do you want finished that you just can’t seem to finalize? Spring is around the corner—better get busy.

What are you reading this week?


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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